wait time before painting new block wall

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Old 10-03-14, 08:16 PM
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wait time before painting new block wall

I built concrete block skirt around cottage. Do i have to wait 28 days for mortar to cure? Some cells filled with concrete. Remainder filled with damp sand. Painting so property tax guy does not see it.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 04:44 AM
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As long as the mortar is good and dry you can apply block fill and paint [usually the next day] If you stucco'd the block - wait 3 days before priming/painting.

Just because it's painted doesn't mean the tax assessor or permit inspector won't notice.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 10:25 AM
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Thanks very much. Only painting the part that can be seen from road.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 10:34 AM
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Stupid question, but do you normally need permits for repairs to old house? I used the skirt to replace rotten wood piers and rotten plywood skirt. Thanks.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 12:08 PM
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A lot is dependent on where you live. Some areas require permits for everything When I moved from central fla they were discussing requiring permits for any paint job that cost $1k or more Where I live in tenn they're fairly lax in the county although some of the nearby towns are stricter than others. Often when underpinning a house with masonry you have to have the footer permitted and inspected.
 
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never heard a coat of paint would increase the assessor's property tax valuation,,, why not coat it w/grey thoroseal - its not paint so will stand up much better than paint,,, just in case the valuation icreases, filing a grievance will easily get it dismissed BUT the responsibility's YOURS - NOT the assessors'
 
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Old 10-05-14, 06:59 AM
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The OP replaced rotten wood underpinning with concrete blocks which could affect the tax assessment.
The $1k paint job permits were all about tax revenue, many of the bigger paint contractors were fighting it when I moved - I don't know if they were successful.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 07:17 AM
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possible, mark, but i'd still watch for assessment increase notices & act accordingly,,, we agree its all about revenue
 
 

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